order fulfillment

What Is Just in Time Inventory?

The just in time inventory management system started as a manufacturing process. Over time, it has become popular in many sectors of the economy. ECommerce companies use just in time inventory to stay nimble in the face of changing consumer […]

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How to Ship Furniture

Nothing is off-limits for eCommerce today. No product is too big or too delicate to ship. Modern logistics can solve any eCommerce fulfillment challenge. That includes how to ship furniture.  Wayfair and others have built thriving businesses selling furniture through […]

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Do I Need an Online Business License?

When you start a brick-and-mortar business, you get a business license from the city or county where your operations are headquartered. So, when you start an eCommerce business, do you need an online business license? The answer to that question […]

Delivery

FedEx, UPS, and USPS Delivery Times

ECommerce businesses need their packages delivered efficiently, quickly, and cost-effectively. In the US, that usually means using one of the three major carriers: FedEx, UPS, or USPS. Each carrier offers a range of service levels and rates. Delivery times are […]

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How to Find Dropshipping Suppliers

Dropshipping can be a great business model if you’re just starting out in eCommerce. It requires less money to get started. Plus, you don’t have to manage your own order fulfillment. Before you get started, however, you’ll need to pick […]

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Building a Resilient Supply Chain

When the coronavirus pandemic hit Asia in early 2020, many businesses experienced major supply chain disruptions. This highlighted the need for companies to build resilient supply chains. Now, more than ever, it’s essential to make your supply chain resilient to […]

eCommerce business continuity

Building an ECommerce Business Continuity Plan

If recent years have taught us anything, it’s the importance of having an eCommerce business continuity plan. Floods, fires, tornadoes, hurricanes, and now a pandemic can disrupt supply chains and slow the pace of eCommerce. The coronavirus has shown the […]

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How to Find the Best Subscription Box Suppliers

Subscription boxes are one of the hottest categories in eCommerce. In fact, subscription box sales doubled each year between 2011 and 2016. If you want to jump into this lucrative market, first you have to find subscription box suppliers. Consumers […]

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Understanding Inventory Turnover Ratio

Your company’s inventory turnover ratio is an important metric. A simple inventory turnover formula can help you understand and improve your inventory management. When you get clear about your inventory turnover ratio, you can run your business with smaller carrying […]